PUT THE DEVIL BACK IN HELL
Adaptation of Day 3, Story 10 from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
“Put the Devil Back in Hell”
Film by Francesca Jandasek
Directed by: Francesca Jandasek
Camera: Dan Istrate, Ludovic Jolivet, Francesca Jandasek
Video Editing: Ludovic Jolivet
Sound Editing: Francesca Jandasek
Music Composition: Francesca Jandasek
Cast: Francesca Jandasek, Dan Istrate
Alibech, on her journey to find God, experiences a sexual awakening.
Considered THE bawdiest of the Decameron stories, parts of this story weren't even originally translated into English because they were considered too naughty! Need proof? Read on…
Here is the full translation of Day 3 Story 10 - the story from the Decameron that I adapted for the film.
A background on the Decameron...
“In the face of the Black Death, the pandemic that ravaged 14th-century Europe, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote at the time, “all the wisdom and ingenuity of man were unavailing.” Well, maybe not all: Boccaccio’s masterpiece “The Decameron” imagines 10 young people fleeing the plague-swept city of Florence for the relative safety of the countryside, where their pastimes include telling 100 stories, including innuendo-threaded romps, moral parables and tragic romances." (#WashingtonPost)
"Do you want European, art-house stuff? Francesca Jandasek's piece on Day 2, "Put the Devil Back in Hell," about a young woman's sexual awakening, includes barren landscapes and symbolism worthy of Aleksandr Sokurov's film version of "Faust."" - Broadway World
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Synetic Theater DECAMERON online show July 2020
Artist Choice Award
FilmFest by Rogue Dancer November 14th, 2020
Beyond The Curve International Film Festival January 29th, 2021
Blacksphere Online Film Festival January 31st 2021 - February 6th, 2021
Wallachia Int'l Film Festival August 12th, 2021